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[ih-vap-uh-rey-ter] /ɪˈvæp əˌreɪ tər/
a device in which evaporation takes place, as for thickening syrup.
the part of a refrigeration system in which the refrigerant absorbs heat and changes from a liquid to a gas.
Origin of evaporator
1820-30; evaporate + -or2
Related forms
preevaporator, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The high temperature of an evaporator accelerates the normally slow reaction.
  • The evaporator's fan faces indoors, while the condenser's fan faces outdoors.
  • The evaporator or mister should be vented to the outdoor air, not indoors.
  • Of particular interest was the orientation of the compensation chamber with respect to the evaporator.
  • The air conditioner's evaporator coil and condenser coil collect dirt over their months and years of service.
  • Each set of evaporator pans was divided into six sections.
  • The evaporator and condenser coils are serpentine tubing surrounded by aluminum fins.
  • evaporator coils are used in air conditioning and other refrigeration cycles.

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